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Recycling Rates of Smartphone Elements

The Recycling Rates of Smartphone Metals

Infographic showing the recycling rate of metals found in our phones. Of the metals shown, only eight have a recycling rate greater than 50%, and all but one of the remainder have a recycling rate of less than 10%.
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Regular readers will spot that today’s post is a bit of a twist on an old post from the site’s archives, which looked at the elements present in a smartphone and the roles that they play. In this updated version, I wanted to highlight which elements in your smartphone will actually get recycled at the end of its lifetime – and which we could be doing a better job at salvaging and re-using!

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